Ratings for Dr. Jeffrey H. SPIEGEL
I'm a physician, and I understand there are many technicality proficient physical that lack the true art of medicine seen especially in plastic surgery. Jeff clearly has both. I have no regrets traveling to Boston to have my FFS. You won't either!
Very good at some procedures, problems with others. Oto doc, good at bone, not as refined when it comes to challenging plastic surgery. Nice, skilled, but not without unpleasant outcomes. How rare they are I don't know. I believe many many patients have had superior experiences with him. If I could do it over I'd let him do the bony surgery but seek a gifted plastic surgeon for the tissue work.
When I started transition at 37, I didn't expect to "pass," despite this being a goal of mine. I just didn’t think it was possible. I had tried everything before making up my mind to come out, and I was really scared for what the future had in store for me. Going in, I promised myself only the best. Whether it was finding a therapist, hair removal, breast augmentation, voice lessons, and especially facial feminization surgery, I didn't want to cut a single corner. For FFS, I was prepared to travel as far as I had to, and I can honestly say that Dr. Spiegel was my #1 choice in the world. That I live in NYC and Dr. Spiegel is in Boston was just a happy coincidence. My decision came down to his experience, reputation, and the aesthetics of all the photos that I managed to find, both on his web site as well as various internet forums. People say that his results are natural, and I’d agree. I had “the works,” including brow reduction, brow lift, hairline advancement, cheek implants, rhinoplasty, lip lift, jaw contouring, chin implant, and trachea reduction. I feel he was thoughtful in his approach to each one. For some of the procedures, like the brow reduction and nose job, he was aggressive. For a few of the others, like the lip lift, the results are more subtle, but I have naturally full lips so that makes sense to me. Overall, I’d say that he played to my strengths. The first few days of recovery were an absolute nightmare. About two weeks later, despite being nowhere near healed, I started to venture out. People had no idea I was trans. This was an absolute miracle to me. I was so accustomed to my dreams not coming true, but suddenly it was “ma’am” and “miss” everywhere I went! Gradually, as my new face came into focus, I began to like what I saw in the mirror. I still have plenty of rough days, believe me, but FFS changed my life in ways I truly did not think was possible. Going to Dr. Spiegel was the biggest leap of faith I’ve ever taken in my life, and now at age 41, I’m so incomparably happy that I did. I did have a complication with the chin implant, however. It had healed fine at first, but after about a year, the area would swell if I talked or chewed a lot. Eventually, I developed an infection and had to have it removed. Several months later, I developed some scar tissue under the skin and needed an injection. In retrospect, I wouldn’t have opted for the chin implant in the first place. I called and emailed Dr. Spiegel’s office a lot throughout this process, and his staff was with me every step of the way. Their commitment to my recovery, even years after my procedure, speaks volumes. Thank you to Dorit, Kelly, and Katie. You're the best!
There are no words to describe my gratitude for the procedure Dr. Spiegel provided me. I am fortunate to have him as my physician. He sincerely takes the time to get to know you, while being honest and answering any questions or concerns. Dr. Spiegel did an incredible job and had follow ups with me to make sure I was happy with the results. What a nice feeling to look at myself in the mirror and like what I see. I can not believe I waited 30 years to have this confidence. Thank you Dr. Spiegel!
I have gone to Dr. Spiegel for about a year now and wouldn't even consider going anywhere else!!! I just had my appointment with Dr. Onir and did Botox and fillers. Wow the results are amazing!!! This was not even 24 hours later. Dr Spiegel and Dr. Onir are so kind and caring, They don't rush when they are with you. They take the time to explain and make sure all your questions are answered. They also have a great staff!!!
I'm just so thrilled to have dr spiegel do my procedure. He is the best and I know no one could bring out my feminine beauty better than he. I can't wait to live the results! Thanks to a fabulous staff, you have all been so wonderful and helpful it's a dream come true!
Dr. Spiegel is the go to plastic surgeon in New England and the East Coast. Dr. Spiegel’s forte is natural-looking yet amazing FFS results which are very subtle. I had a great experience before and after my surgery. The staff were friendly helpful and accommodating. I'm amazingly grateful and I cannot thank him enough for helping restore my confidence. I'm very happy with the final result. Most people can't believe I had anything done because there are really no visible scars. I will definitely recommend him not only for mtf transgender individuals who are looking FFS but for anybody who wants to improve their looks. I have nothing but positives experience with Dr. Spiegel.
I have seen Dr. Spiegel for Botox and FFS. My Botox results were excellent, the best I've ever had, and he explained that he was actually a pioneer in using Botox for cosmetic purposes. I knew I wanted him to do my FFS based on his confidence, expertise, and track record. His reputation speaks for itself, really. He's the best there is. I am three months post-op and things just keep getting better and better. I am a pretty modest and shy person, I tend to shy away from attention. Let me tell you, since my FFS, I get compliments on a daily basis, even when I'm in sweats and no makeup. It's taken some getting used to, but speaks to what an artist Dr. Spiegel is. His entire office staff, Katie, Kelly, Lauren, and Dorit are all a joy to work with. I look forward to seeing them all for my follow up appointments. I also just had Botox with Dr Onir. She administers most of the injectables for Dr Spiegel's practice. I'm so glad I got to meet her today, she is warm, funny, and very experienced. So far everything is fine, but the results have not settled in yet. I am so glad I decided to go back to Dr Spiegel's office for Botox so I could meet her. I will definitely be back for more of her treatments. Bottom line, people travel from all over the world for FFS with Dr Spiegel. I feel so lucky to be within a couple miles of his office so I can easily continue visiting for all my aesthetic needs.
Dr. Jeffrey H. SPIEGEL's Credentials
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- University Of Michigan Medical School (Grad. 1994)
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